Short Stories by Soon Ai Ling, Translated from the Chinese by Yeo Wei Wei
Traditional Chinese cuisine, jade, batik, embroidery, and horticulture.
In Soon Ai Ling’s fiction（《人也. 女也》）, newly translated into English by Yeo Wei Wei, the lives of twentieth-century Chinese diaspora unravel in the midst of emblems and environments resplendent with cultural influences from East and Southeast Asia.
Life is strange, painful, and beautiful. In stories set across Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, the characters in Diasporic struggle for freedom to love, freedom from fate.